In an increasingly divided electorate, it’s rare to find issues that bridge the partisan divide. So, it might come as a surprise to know that in a recent national survey by the American Tort Reform Association and the Sick of Lawsuits campaign, an overwhelming majority (89 percent) of Americans agree that lawsuit abuse is a problem.
The concern over lawsuit abuse cuts across partisan lines. And, as the November election approaches, nearly three-quarters of the survey’s respondents said they are more likely to support a candidate who favors reforms to reduce abusive lawsuits.
Here in Texas, we’ve seen firsthand how reform works, as landmark lawsuit reforms have done much to improve our business climate, create jobs and ensure our courts are used for justice, not greed.
It is time for voters to weigh in again this November and for candidates, across the nation and party lines, to listen and act in support of jobs, not lawsuits.
Jennifer Harris, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas